About this listing
Hawaiian Lifestyle awaits you in this 113 year old notched Ohia log cabin located one mile from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, a rustic
hideaway honeymoon house, in a lush, native forest; a mix of old charm+modern
conveniences, Wifi & a wood stove.
113 year old notched Log Cabin in the middle of the rainforest, 1 mile from Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island of Hawaii.
There is a King Size Memory Foam Bed in the Master and a Queen in the Loft Bedroom and Cable TV in Living Room & Master Bedroom.
Full Bath Main Level and a "throne" and corner sink on upper level for middle of the night business.
The kitchen is very well equipped, right down to a coffee bean grinder and a French Press as well as a regular coffee pot.
Gas stove, though oven does not work; therefore we have an oversized toaster oven big enough to roast a small chicken!
There is a woodburning stove. Wood is provided for your stay. The entire Village of Volcano gets their water by catchment tanks in each yard. As we are in the middle of a rainforest and these tanks are not hermetically sealed, and can't be, we therefore supply bottled water to insure good health for anything you may ingest, like water for making coffee, brushing teeth, steaming veggies and the like. Some may find this inconvenient but this is part village life in Volcano, and there is always plenty of bottled water at your service!
We are conscientious about water conservation due to the catch systems, but there is plenty in the tank to be able to shower and handle daily needs.
A few good restaurants nearby as well as a general store right across the road!
With a mile of the National Park, hiking opportunities R endless.
There are also a few wonderful art galleries, including Volcano Garden Arts which serves lunch at Cafe Ono and sit in the beautiful sculpture lined garden.
Minimum at Christmas is 10 days.
We provide drinking water and want you to use it for anything you ingest as the water in the house lines are from a catch system.
If you are going to open a window, use the short screens that are provided on each floor of the Cabin. Sorry, no pets and no smoking inside the Log Cabin, outside OK
We do ask that if you make a fire, be sure the door to the wood stove is securely locked before heading up to bed. If you leave the door to the kitchen closed the Cabin gets very toasty!
Cynthia was responsive and helpful and the house was truly unique. Not only did the location provide an ideal base-camp for our hikes, it was super cozy when we were home. Nothing like rain beating down while you're inside by a wood fire.
The log cabin was an incredibly cozy and convenient place to stay! After a day of exploring the stunning (and very close-by) national park we settled in and built a fire in the wood burning stove. We made dinner in the well stocked kitchen then relaxed and played games. The rustic cabin felt like home and was plenty spacious enough for the entire family. Why stay in a boring hotel room when you could stay in a historic home with loads of charm and character. Cynthia was a responsive host. Thanks for a memorable stay!
This sweet funky cabin was a great launching spot for our days exploring at Kilauea and around the island. Comfortable, homey and welcoming. A minor issue with pipes making noise was addressed immediately by Cynthia and she was fun to talk to besides! Recommend this place for families.
We had the opportunity to stay in the rustic log cabin when we visited the Big Island during a 3 day weekend and had a wonderful time. Our 4 year old son was excited to be sleeping in "the tree house" and he enjoyed helping me build fires in wood burning stove in the mornings to warm up the house. The house was within walking distance to a local cafe and a small market just in case you need some essentials. We were very short drive to Volcano National Park and about a 30 min drive from downtown Hilo.
I would recommend that you bring some sweatpants or long pajamas as it will be brisk in the morning. Also you might want to consider bringing some sneakers or hiking shoes. I try to wear slippahs everywhere, but you might find it a challenge to do so on some of the trails or if you decide to walk the lava fields. Our host Cynthia was very accommodating and helpful with suggestions on nearby restaurants and things to see. However, we did run into a situation where we ran out of water, despite our conservation efforts. Luckily there were several 5 gallon bottles available for use. Cynthia was quick to help resolve the water issue but I will tell you that running out of water is no fun when you have to deal with bathroom issues. Be sure to check to see if there is a full tank of water before you visit.
Overall this place was great and the experience was awesome. We have some good memories and some laughs that will make this trip memorable.
If you're looking for a 'cabin in the wood', 2 miles away from the Volcano national park with a very unique mod, this house is exactly what you're looking for !
The place is big enough to welcome a family, the kitchen is well equipped... Only the shower has a little lack of pressure and the water needs to be spared but it's part of the game when you're so far from a city.
Cynthia was careful and easy to reach if you have any trouble or question.
We stayed here for almost a week and it was a pleasure to enjoy the fireplace at night and a quiet place to rest to be ready for the next adventure on big island.
A great escape and so close to the National Park. Rustic and cozy. It was full of charm and looking outside from the kitchen door is a view I will never forget. Beautiful peaceful cabin!
What a wonderful 100+ year old cabin with a cozy fireplace! All the amenities you need including wood for the fireplace! Cynthia Rubinstein was extremely accommodating and she even has backup people to call in case anything happens.
Highly recommend this cozy place if you're in for a special cabin in the woods!
About the Host, Cynthia
Iʻm a Realtor and Property Manager from Kailua Oahu. I purchased The Log Cabin in 1990 and have been itsʻ caretaker ever since. It is the Only Authentic Notched Log Cabin in the State of Hawaii and is on the State Historic Register.
As it now has all of the modern conveniences we all love, it really is the Best of Both Worlds!